China Road

Autore: Rob Gifford
Editore: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812975243
Grandezza: 60,51 MB
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Traveling along the three-thousand-mile stretch of China's Route 312, the Beijing bureau chief for NPR offers a close-up look at the economic and social transformation that is turning China upside down, exploring the country's future, the changes that are taking place, and their implications for both China and the world. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Robber Of Memories

Autore: Michael Jacobs
ISBN: 9781847084088
Grandezza: 14,80 MB
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Running through the heart of Colombia is a river emblematic of the fascination and tragedy of South America, the Magdalena. Considered by some to be the most dangerous place in the world, travellers along the river - for centuries the only route into the vast South American interior - were at the mercy of tropical disease, dangerous animals and precarious barges. A third of the victims of 'la violencia', Colombia's period of civil conflict which began in the 1950s, ended up in its waters. Townships alongside it have experienced some of the worst massacres in South American history. In 2011, Michael Jacobs travelled its whole length to the river's source high up in Andean moorlands controlled by guerrillas. In spellbinding prose, he charts the dangers he negotiated - including a terrifying three day encounter with the FARC - while uncovering the river's history of pioneering explorations, environmental decline and political violence. As Jacobs delves into the history of destruction and decay along the river, he also makes a deeply personal exploration into memory and its loss: not far from the river's banks lies a group of townships with the highest incidence of early onset Alzheimer's in the world. Jacobs reflects on the lives of his father, and his mother - sufferers respectively from Alzheimer's and dementia - as he travels upstream towards what comes to seem like a heartland of mystery, magic and darkness.

English Collocations In Use Advanced How Words Work Together For Fluent And Natural English Self Study And Classroom Use

Autore: Felicity O'Dell
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9783125346055
Grandezza: 38,16 MB
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Vista: 4017
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Brewing With Wheat

Autore: Stan Hieronymus
Editore: Brewers Publications
ISBN: 1938469089
Grandezza: 51,32 MB
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The wit and weizen of wheat beers. Author Stan Hieronymus visits the ancestral homes of the world's most interesting styles-Hoegaarden, Kelheim, Leipzig, Berlin and even Portland, Oregon-to sort myth from fact and find out how the beers are made today. Complete with brewing details and recipes for even the most curious brewer, and answers to compelling questions such as Why is my beer cloudy? and With or without lemon?

Camra S London Pub Walks

Autore: Bob Steel
ISBN: 9781852493103
Grandezza: 65,51 MB
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Explore the entire city without ever being far from a decent pint, with this updated edition that includes a bonus section of special tours around the city via public transport and peddle power Including 30 walks with stops at more than 180 fine pubs, this practical pocket-sized guide covers every part of London, from the heart of the city and the bustling West End to majestic riverside routes and the leafy Wimbledon common. Each pub on every walk has been selected for its high-quality ale, its location, and its superb architectural heritage. Trails of varying lengths suit everyone from the casual pub goer to active walkers, and there are routes to suit pub architecture aficionados, shoppers, theater goers, literary lovers, and beer tourists. The walks are accompanied by an easy-to-follow map, detailed pub listings with hours of operation, average walking times, and notes on interesting places to see along the way. Each starts and finishes close to public transportation and many link to adjacent walks. Neat, compact, and highly informative, this is the perfect companion for a day out discovering the real London.

A Fortune Teller Told Me Earthbound Travels In The Far East

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007378408
Grandezza: 80,34 MB
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Vista: 577
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Warned by a fortune-teller not to risk flying, the author – a seasoned correspondent – took to travelling by rail, road and sea. Consulting fortune-tellers and shamans wherever he went, he learnt to understand and respect older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity.

Francia Key Guide

Autore: Lindsay Bennett
Editore: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836531035
Grandezza: 38,21 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7927
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Maigret Sets A Trap

Autore: Georges Simenon
ISBN: 9780241240304
Grandezza: 24,66 MB
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Vista: 4517
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'High up in Montmartre, there was a festive atmosphere, people were crowding round the little tables where ros wine was being served. Yet a hundred metres further on, the little alleyways were deserted, and the killer might find it easy to pounce.' Inspector Maigret, with his pipe, bowler hat and laconic manner, always outwits his enemies. But when someone starts killing women on the streets of Montmartre, he finds himself confounded. In the sweltering Paris summer heat, with the city in a state of siege, Maigret hatches a plan to lure the murderer out.


Autore: Paul Morand
Editore: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270493
Grandezza: 44,36 MB
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A poetic evocation of the French diplomat's encounters and experiences, filtered through the one constant in his life—Venice.Diplomat, writer and poet, traveller and socialite, friend of Proust, Giraudoux and Malraux, Paul Morand was out of the most original writers of the twentieth century. He was French literature's globe-trotter, and his delightful autobiography is far from being yet another account of a writer's life. Instead it is a poetic evocation of certain scenes among Morand's rich and varied encounters and experience, filtered through the one constant in his life—the one place to which he would always return—Venice.Admired both by Ezra Pound and by Marcel Proust as a pioneer craftsman of Modernist French prose (...) The sheer shapeliness of his prose recalls Hemingway; the urbanity of his self-destructiveness compares with Fitzgerald's; and his camera eye is as lucidly stroboscopic as that of Dos Passos. He is, like Victor Segalen, Blaise Cendrars, Valery Larbaud, and Saint-John Perse, one of the great nomads of 20th-century French literature, racing through the apocalypse with the haste and glamor of an Orient Express. It is a pity we should have had to wait this long to catch up with him. --The New York TimesVenices is balanced by the sharpness of the imagery. He writes in a melancholy vein of the loves, jealousies and regrets he has experienced in Venice ... Exquisitely translated, Venices is a travel memoir of the highest order. -- IAN THOMSON, Sunday Times

The Great Beers Of Belgium

Autore: Michael Jackson
Editore: Prion
ISBN: 9781853754647
Grandezza: 20,75 MB
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Belgium is to beer what Burgandy and Bordeaux are to wine. With an introduction about Belgium and its traditions, Michael Jackson takes us on a tour of its ancient regions, such as Flanders and Brabant, and places the various brewing traditions in their local contexts. He describes the time honoured traditional ingredients: water; the yeasts; the hops; the varieties of barley and the various brewing techniques. He then takes the reader round the famous breweries, frequently monasteries, and the styles - lambic, gueuze, kriek, framboise, brown beers, wheat beers, fruit beers, the famous trappoist and other abbey beers, and golden ales.